New CogTale paper pre-print!

By Julieta S | July 9, 2020

The pre-print of our new paper is out. Read it here: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-39520/v1

Join us! Internship now open

By Julieta S | April 29, 2020

Applications to do an internship with the Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluations (CITE) research group are now open. If you are a 3rd year undergraduate student looking for some research experience, you can get involved in CogTale and other projects.  For more information, visit CITE website.

Training your brain in lockdown

By Julieta S | April 9, 2020

The profound changes in our lifestyle due to COVID-19 social distancing may require us to take more deliberate actions to exercise our thinking skills. Here are some tips.     By Dr Amit Lampit and Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs, University of Melbourne   CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE   

What’s new in 2020?

By Julieta S | February 3, 2020

Relationship between neuropsychiatric disorders and cognitive and behavioural change in MND: A population-based study. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31871139 Can brain volume predict BPSD in people with Alzheimer’s disease? https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31903989 New cross-sectional study investigating the associations between physical fitness, cognition, functional capacity and QoL in dementia. https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31927709 Inability to smell peppermint is related to cognitive decline: A prospective community-based…

CogTale Workshop at CCN2019

By Julieta S | November 27, 2019

This month we presented CogTale at 2019 APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. Keep an eye out for our upcoming 2020 workshop opportunities!

What’s new in October?

By Julieta S | October 30, 2019

Findings from a recent meta-analysis suggest that virtual reality interventions could be useful for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: The effectiveness of virtual reality for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: a meta-analysis (Kim et al., 2019)   New pilot RCT of behavioral activation for people with mild dementia: Behavioral Activation for…

Combined cognitive and physical training for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

By Julieta S | September 4, 2019

A recently published randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of a 7-month intervention involving both cognitive and physical training on neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life of older adults with MCI. Participants included in this study experienced improvements in their mood and well-being, and so did the caregivers of the people with MCI that received…